Tagged: Forum . Website feedback
April 18, 2020 at 11:09 am #81209Peter HintzeParticipant
i reviewed some of the instruments, and i wonder where the my texts went? I thought they would appear below on each of the instrument’s pages.
–> Wouldn’t it be nice if each instrument could be discussed by the users using the reviews. And the instrument authors could get feedback.
What do you think?
PeterApril 19, 2020 at 11:06 am #84394Bob EllisParticipant
Hi guys some more feedback for consideration:
“IMG”- Have made two posts recently that just disappeared when I hit the “Submit” button and both contained a link to an image with a description. Have to say really dislike the new IMG function as the image has to be online – the old forum allowed you to load an image from your PC/Laptop. Would be great if we could have that function back.
FORUM SUB GROUPS – Personally I find the new Forum without Sub Categories a bit clunky although I appreciate we have a search facility. Is it possible to create some like on the previous one?
NOTIFICATION – I tick the “Notify me of follow-up replies via email” but so far I have not received any. I have checked my SPAM folder and its empty
Sorry if this sounds a bit negative but I suppose that is the nature of feedback sometimes.April 20, 2020 at 3:19 pm #87173Stephen CaulfieldParticipant
Hello there all,
Massive congratulations on the new site – it is really fantastic! It’s very heartwarming to see what people are prepared to do for others, not to mention how friendly and supportive the whole Pianobook community have been since the very beginning.
This is particularly pertinent at the moment with the Coronavirus lockdown and isolation. I have found Pianobook to be very comforting and it provides a lot of solace during this time.
I have really loved playing with people’s sample libraries and listening to the demos that people have made and I have found the collective spirit to be very inspirational. I have had great fun making demos of my own for the libraries that I have enjoyed.
I have a couple of suggestions for the new site. I can see this has been mentioned before, but just to add another vote, it would be great to be able to read reviews as well as see the overall rating. Secondly, is there a way to show the demos a user has submitted at the bottom of the profile page, along with the libraries submitted?
That’s it for now,
Keep up the awesome work!
Stephen.April 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm #89811FabiParticipant
does anyone know if it is not allowed to use spaces in the username for pianobook?
I want to create a new account with my full name as the username, but I get an error saying “Your username contains invalid characters”.
Otherwise I saw a few people who separated their full names with a space..
Thank you in advance,
FabianApril 24, 2020 at 12:35 pm #95568Bruce_CrawfordParticipant
I was just going to ask the same question as Fabian. How do I remove the underscore from my User Name?April 24, 2020 at 10:57 pm #97400Kalen SmithParticipant
I love the updated website! A feature that might be useful is adding a type of search and filter for the website. Once the catalog begins to expand more, it might become difficult trying to navigate and find what you are looking for. Maybe a search bar and filter for the sound quality? Ex: warm, gritty, dark, rich, quirky, etc.
Just some thoughts.
:]April 25, 2020 at 4:28 am #98072avant5Participant
Hi, I read a little and see a couple of people have already commented on the clumsy download process, but I have other issues with it.
As a software developer that’s been involved in the open source community for 20 years, I’m not a fan of the signups required to download.
Now, for Spitfire Labs I totally understand it. Spitfire is a commercial entity and a part of the tradeoff for getting Labs (which I love!) for free is getting onto the marketing list. I understand that, and I’ve been hooked into buying from a marketing email. I understand and appreciate that process.
But Pianobook is not supposed to be part of Spitfire’s marketing machine. It was designed to be a global sharing community project, and not an extension of Spitfire. As someone that’s contributed (in my own little way) I feel a bit cheated that now someone has to register to get what I intended for them to be able to get without strings. I think this new design goes totally against the spirit of what this was supposed to be.
It’d be really nice to see a simple downloads button on the instrument pages again, instead of this new format. In this day and age, people and their data are a sensitive matter, and in a sharing community that should not be a thing.April 25, 2020 at 12:23 pm #99099Kalen SmithParticipant
Something I noticed is that there’s no clear way to resubmit edits or updates to any of the libraries (converted patches, instrument updates, etc.). Maybe under contribute there could be an edits / update option?
For updates do we simply put them through Contribute again?April 27, 2020 at 2:48 pm #103949Richard LukeParticipant
Anyone have any ideas about merging profiles?.. My current login takes me to a different “profile” page than the one where I’ve uploaded instruments. In fact, I can’t get into the one where i’ve uploaded instruments. Anyone else having this problem? cheers Richard LukeMay 19, 2020 at 1:32 pm #169028Andrew FoustParticipant
I need to replace my submission for Pianolith. There were pathing issues I missed and I am making many improvements in order to make the instrument scalable. What is the process for resubmitting an instrument? Also, please delay the release of this instrument until the new version is uploaded. Thank you.
Andrew Scott FoustJune 2, 2020 at 12:53 pm #221574JasonCecrleParticipant
I just tried to download the Triple Felt Experiment, but it’s password protected. 😀June 14, 2020 at 9:14 am #252452F.PassanisiParticipant
Hi, a week agoJune 14, 2020 at 6:53 pm #253429SynthiementalParticipant
The switch to WordPress went far from optimal. I guess one problem was solved, but at the same time many more created. Maybe it’s the specific theme that is used here. Maybe WordPress more generally is not the best choice for web applications like this one – centered around many users interacting with one another (some sort of forum), sharing content (streamlined up- and download procedure) and commenting / rating submitted content?
Additionally, there is also a need for a more flexible filtering / ranking / querying capacity, to allow a better overview and search function.
Wordpress was originally designed with individual blogs in mind, basically one author that also did the whole administration part. At best visitor’s could comment a blog entry, but that was it as far as interaction goes. But here we have a website for a collaborative venture, which has other requirements.
It would certainly take a specialist in information architecture or a web (mainly backend) specialist to redesign this into a more straightforward web application.
The specific improvement needs summarised:
more streamlined submission process
more flexible submission process (one that allows additional submissions of eg patches in more formats by the author autonomously, once his initial submission got accepted)
cut the need for login to download
better search / filtering / ranking options
ability to comment on individual instruments (I believe not currently working?)June 15, 2020 at 12:58 pm #255319F.PassanisiParticipant
I’m sorry, it seems that the Edit Function doesn’t work so I’ll post it again.
A week ago I tried to open a new discussion on a concept that I’ve found really interesting sampling percussion instruments.
It was taken from a video of Junkie XL that I’ve embedded in the discussion just for better explaining the concept (to be short, he has some custom sample libraries where the different “Hit strenght” are mapped on the different octaves instead of using velocity).
I thought it was an interesting source of discussion and maybe this concept could have been applied to our own sampling (given that, to my knowledge, doesn’t exist a commercial library with this Feature) but the topic went directly in moderation and never made to the forum.
Have I violated some rules that I didn’t knew?
Was took as a way to spam that particular video?June 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm #257619StuWParticipant
To mirror what Synthiemental say above.
This might be on the cards already…
One solution to the current backlog would be to give the user more control over their instrument pages.
So they can autonomously upload, create the page, we’re all used to editing headers, etc. already on Soundcloud and server-side scripts can easily conform photos, recolour them, etc. to fit with the branding.
Once the ‘user completes their instrument page (in a draft mode), it is added to a queue for approval before it goes live.
Some of the more experienced users could be given extra powers to test and approve new submissions.
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